Our experienced business attorneys are available for general counsel services or occasional consultation to provide your business with cost-effective corporate, contract, and legal advice. Despite best intentions, sometimes matters cannot be resolved without resorting to court trials. If a court or arbitration resolution becomes necessary, rest assured, as we have years of commercial trial experience.

General Counsel Services

With experience managing a legal department, we understand the importance of dedicated legal counsel who have an intimate knowledge of your business. We provide general counsel services to businesses that have the need for regular, on-going legal support but do not wish to hire a full-time in-house lawyer. Working closely with our clients, we are able to gain an in-depth understanding of each client’s unique business needs and objectives. This enables us to provide focused, client-centered, and cost-effective advice and to become strategic advisors who can assist you not only with current legal needs but who also can anticipate and minimize risk, while providing thoughtful and innovative approaches to meet your business goals.

Business Planning and Corporate Governance

Forming a new business and complying with many legal and regulatory requirements can be a daunting task. Our attorneys are available to assist at every stage in your business, from entity and structure selection, to formation, to equity and debt securities offerings and other financing strategies, to board and corporate governance issues and risk management. We also are available to assist clients with business continuity and succession planning.

First Steps in Preparing for Business Litigation

We handle commercial disputes in the courts of general jurisdiction as well as federal courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The subject matters vary from a simple commercial contract to a complex dispute over intellectual property rights.

Some of our recent cases are as follows:

• Shareholder’s derivative suit over operation of real estate investment limited liability companies.

• Fraud and breach of contract action over the execution of promissory notes alleged to be secured by the assets of a broadcasting corporation.

• Insurance coverage dispute arising out of a roadside workplace accident.

• An action to quiet title as to the true owner of real property.

• A breach of contract action with an emergency application for a temporary restraining order against a former employee who violated a non-compete agreement.

• A homeowner’s claim against a waterproofing contractor to enforce the guaranty.